Caught In The Mint

          In the times when Policemen patrolled the Town

From Jimper’s Romantic Diaries

The Street in Rye called The Mint is narrow, twisting downhill and one-way traffic only. It was the quick way for me to visit my girlfriend up in Church Square. The shortest route to her home was by way of Mermaid Street but as this is also steep and paved in large cobblestones, did not appeal to me on my old drop handlebar push-bike. Continue reading Caught In The Mint

Lowther’s Lambs

Ron Caister sent in this photograph and details of men from Rye Harbour who were part of Lowther’s Lambs

A section of young men including Bert Caister, Alf Igglesden and Bill (Chippy) Milgate and others from the area prior to setting off to France in 1914. They were part of a group in the Sussex Regiment known as ‘Lowther’s Lambs’. Continue reading Lowther’s Lambs

Down Rye Way


by Elaine Peprell

John Button

John Button was born in Rye 46 years ago. Into those 46 years he has packed more adventures and experiences than any 10 average men put together. He initially attended the Mermaid Street School, but spent some of his later school Continue reading Down Rye Way